Walkley documentary category shortlist – fire, fury and tears

A Walkley looks good on any documentary maker's mantelpiece even if they have to frock up amongst disreputable strangers.

The documentary awards seem to be a quiet sector for the Walkleys, partly because the journalism component of most documentaries is less prominent. It is the difference between research and investigative journalism. 

Three documentaries are facing off, and they demonstrate the power of the medium in the national conversation. Renegade Films and the ABC, and the human beings Joe Connor, Ken Connor and Lucy Maclaren submitted Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday.

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